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Chris Ryall has updated his blog again, this time with the cover and another preview page from their up coming Transformers The Ark II book.
The book features original Hasbro / Takara designs for the Generation One Transformers, taken from the series bibles.
The Transformers Collectors' Club has a 5-page preview for the comic that will come with their exclusive Nightbeat figure. The comic features art by Dan Khanna, a story by Forest Lee and a cover by Thomas Deer.
Thanks to TFWorld2005 for the spot.
Jim Sorenson has posted some preview images of IDW's forthcoming TRANSFORMERS: The Ark series which is released on the 9th July. The series contains character design sheets from the Japanese Transformers series including Headmaster, Masterforce, Victory, Zone, Battlestars and Operation Combination. Here is a copy of the official descrpition
TRANSFORMERS: The Ark, Volume 2 picks up where the first volume left off, making available for the first time hundreds of rare images chronicling the evolution of TRANSFORMERS in Japan. This volume covers all of the classic Japanese series material: HEADMASTERS, MASTERFORCE, VICTORY, ZONE, BATTLESTARS, and OPERATION COMBINATION. TRANSFORMERS, humans, aliens, ships and weapon models decorate this 208-page volume. If you love animation designs or ever wanted to know more about the TRANSFORMERS Anime, this book is for you
Chris McFeely has reported that the IDW trade paper back version of the Beast Wars Sourcebook is going to feature updated artwork, colouring and corrected spelling.
You can see the original report on TFormers
Mr Transformers, Simon Furman, has updated his blog with a entry on issue 13 of the UK exclusive Transformers Comic from Titan Magazines. The entry talks about how issue 13 contains the final part of Twilight’s Last Gleaming, that is part 5, and how from issue 13 onwards there will be an additional page of an original UK strip per issue. As Simon posts, issue 5 "sees not one but two epic showdowns: Prime versus Megatron (the rematch!) and Ratchet/Ironhide versus a whole platoon of Decepticon drones (under the command of Bonecrusher)". The comic is officially released tomorrow, here within the UK, so you can expect a review and some images in the next 72 hours right here at Transformers At The Moon.
Transformers writer Simon Furman have posted a new blog entry regarding the upcomign IDW release Transformers Spotlight: Cyclonus which is released this Wednesday (18th) in the US and Thursday (19th) in the UK.
But, as well as being part 1 of 4, it’s also a Spotlight, and the
character focus falls, first and foremost, on Cyclonus. But who is
IDW/TF-verse Cyclonus? Given the recent IDW reinvention of Galvatron
(in Spotlight Galvatron) it can’t be the animated movie version (as
there’s no Unicron). This Cyclonus is, nevertheless, associated to
Galvatron, inasmuch as both are/were part of the crew of the (long
missing) first Ark. But who is Cyclonus and why’s he back on Cybertron
(now a ruined, largely uninhabited husk)? And why exactly is he taking
out his considerable frustrations on Hound’s unit (comprising
Sideswipe, himself the subject of a latter Spotlight in this quartet,
Warpath, Road Rocket and Skram)? And how does Ultra Magnus get drawn
into the action? And what’s that stirring inside a cave on Corata-Vaz?
Something BIG, something terribly familiar (especially if you’ve been
following the various IDW/TF arcs of late). The Expansion (whatever
THAT is) is upon us, and the storm is well and truly raging!
I've just picked up out copy of the issue, so here's a little summary of what you'll find in the UK Transformers Issue 12.
Cover item - Transformers Pinball
Story 1: - Transformers : Twilight's Last Gleaming - Part 4
Written by Simon Furman
Art by Paul Ridgon
Inks by Andy Lanning
Colours by Jason Cardy
Letters by Jimmy Bentancourt / Comicraft
Summary: Nicely drawn, very nicely coloured and Optimus Prime final awakes.
Story 2: Transformers Movie Prequal - Part 12
Written by Simon Furman and Chris Ryall
Art by Don Figueroa
Colours by Josh Burcham
Colour Assistant: Mark Baistow
Letters by Robbie Robbins
Editor: Dan Taylor
Summary: The story still ticks through and still hasn't ended yet
Competition 1: Non Transformers related Nerf prizes
Poster: Double sided again this month. Cover art on one side, Transformers Animated Megatron / Starcream on the other.
Transformers Animated feature: Brief information on Megatron and Starscream, with an advert for Nicktoons and Transformers Animated.com - listed at the official Transformers Animated website)
Story 3: Transformers Beast Wars - The Gathering- Part 12
Written by Simon Furman
Art by Don Figueroa
Colours by Josh Burcham
Letters by Tim B Long
Editors: Chris Ryall and Dan Taylor
Summary: Includes an awesome two page double spread battle seen, which looks like it's been exploded from a smaller print (which of cause it was) but looks great and very colourful.
How to Draw: Features Blackout for 4 pages
Competition 2: Prizes include Transformers Risk, Transformers Movie / Classics toys and Transformers Titaniums.
Artobots: I still love the name of this section, simple but cool. 2 pages of artwork
Star Screams:6 letters, lots of pictures of kids and their collections as well as naming winners of all the competitions from issue 2 to issue 8. Website of the month is Polykarbon.com (Seibertron is still the only Transformers news site to be featured).
Issue 13 is out on June 19th, features a free Transformers disc blaster (try to contain your excitement folks)and is a Giant Bumper Sized Issue with Free Transformers Animated pull out section.
Chris Ryall updated his blog twice yesterday with the second update about a Apocalypse Comics exclusive cover for IDWs All Hail Megatron issue 1. The cover is drawn by Casey Coller with colours by Josh
Perez. The cover is a homage to the classic Brian Bolland BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE image. The cover has extra meaning for Casey as he had to draw this in the wake of the death of his sister through Cancer. Our condolences go out to Casey and his family.
Credit goes to FirstGen of Seibertron.com for letting us know
Comixfans have an interview with IDW staff member Shane McCarthy, where he discusses various comic items including Transformers.
Follow the link above to have a read.
Chriss Ryall has updated his blog with a list of the IDW releases scheduled for tomorrow.
Okay, the first issue of our TRANSFORMERS movie sequel is out this
week. No, really. No more delays, shipping errors, hold-ups, acts of
God, none of that. It'll be in stores this week, really, along with
these other titles (5-page previews of each of these should be up at
Angel: After the Fall #7
Doctor Who #4
Don Pendelton's The Executioner: #2
The Mummy: The Rise & Fall of Xango's Ax #1
Rogue Angel #3
Silent Hill #3
Transformers Movie Sequel: The Reign of Starscream #1
Transformers: Best of UK Dinobots TPB
Tiny-Rannosaurus (a children's picture book)
We have added a review and gallery of the latest issue of the UK exclusive Transformers comic from Titan Magazines. Released on the 1st May 2008, issue 11 of the comic came with three sheets of stickers and is available right now at all good stockist.
The issue saw the debut of the new Artobot section, 10 pages of UK exclusive comic, 5 pages of the IDW Prequal, 5 pages of the Beast Wars The Gathering, 4 pages of letters, 2 pages of art, 2 pages of competitions, a double sided poster and more.